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Egg hunts hop into El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park

By: Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent
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Blossoms on the trees, daffodils in the yard and brightly colored Easter eggs are sure signs that spring has arrived.

There are at least two community Easter egg hunts scheduled for Saturday, March 30.

The El Dorado Hills Community Service District will host a hunt starting at 9 a.m. with arts and crafts and a visit from the Spring Bunny at Community Park.

“The event begins at 9 a.m. and will happen rain or shine,” said Mike Cottrell of the CSD. “The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Prior to the hunt we will have arts and crafts and people can visit and take pictures with our Easter Bunny.”

There are age-specific areas so that the younger children have a fair shot at gathering some eggs.

Each egg is filled with candy but there are a few surprises in several of the eggs.

“We filled about 50 to 75 specialty eggs in each of the three hunt areas that have tickets in them,” Cottrell said. “The tickets can be taken to the redemption center and turned in for larger prizes, such as chocolate bunnies or stuffed animals.”

Last year more than 1,000 children came out to Community Park on Harvard Way to enjoy the event. Cottrell expects at least that many this year.

Stacy Henderson, of El Dorado Hills, has taken her grandchildren to the hunt for the past few years.

“The kids come up for Easter (from the Bay Area) and we always make it a point to go out to the community Easter egg hunt,” she said. “It’s a fun time for the family and especially for the kids.”

Hop on up to Cameron Park for another egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny is set to arrive in Cameron Park at 10 a.m. March 30 at Rasmussen Park on Mira Loma Drive with an egg hunt scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Cameron Park Community Service District, is free to the public and suitable for children ages 10 and under.